Young doctors’ strike claims life of baby in Quetta

Our Correspondent

A baby born outside the Bolan Medical Complex Hospital in Quetta on Wednesday died allegedly after being denied medical aid amid an ongoing strike by the Young Doctors Association.
The hospital’s medical superintendent has formed an inquiry committee to probe the incident.

The deceased baby’s uncle told media that his sister was expected to deliver the baby on Wednesday morning, which is why he brought her to BMCH. However, due to the YDA strike, the woman gave birth in front of the hospital’s outpatient department.

The baby required immediate medical attention, but passed away because he was not provided the same, the uncle said. After the incident, the baby’s relatives staged a protest inside the health facility.

Taking notice of the incident, BMCH Medical Superintendent Dr Noorullah Musakhel formed a three-member committee to investigate the incident of “baby delivered on road near hospital main gate”.

The committee headed by the head of a gynaecology unit at the hospital has been directed to investigate the incident and submit its report within seven days.

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